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March 15, 1996 - Image 57

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1996-03-15

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DONALD E. GALE, D.D.S.

tinue the way we've been going,"
says Mr. Branden.
But some behaviorists think
it was the self-esteem movement
that Mr. Branden helped launch
that's at least partially to blame.
Decades of emphasizing the
self have had "horrific" results,
writes Philip Hwang in his new
book, Other-Esteem.
"Today, we are waking up to
a society consumed by moral de-
cay, devastated by heinous
crimes and overtaken complete-
ly by financial greed and almost
completely oblivious to social or-
der," writes Mr. Hwang, who is
a professor of counseling at the
University of San Diego.
Mr. Hwang doesn't think the
personal responsibility move-
ment is the total answer, either.
Instead, he suggests a balance
of self-esteem, personal respon-
sibility and social responsibility
— a three-part harmony that he
thinks will result in "other-es-
teem," in which people accept
others as valuable equals.
Meanwhile, the ripples of per-
sonal responsibility are begin-
ning to be felt on the surface of
society.
"Five years ago, you could
walk in with a good case where
a person was hurt and expect a
jury to come up with a substan-
tial settlement," says San Diego
attorney Thomas Massey. "Now
juries come back and award
nothing or next to nothing."
"I do think we need to shift
over to the right side of respon-
sibility," Mr. Massey adds. "By
the same token, I don't think we
want to swing all the way over
to the one side of the pendulum
and forget that we are all prod-
ucts of our genetics, our up-
bringing, our environment ..."
At the California State Uni-
versity at San Marcos, Renee
Curry and Terry Allison have
weighed in with a book, States
of Rage, which cautions that
self-reliance breeds self-intoler-
ance.
"One of the things that our
book points out is that taking
responsibility is a loaded term,"
says Ms. Curry, an associate
professor of writing and litera-
ture.
Ms. Curry, and other detrac-
tors, fear that the personal-re-
sponsibility movement is just
another excuse to turn society's
back on the needy and others less
able to control their lives.
Those qualifications aside, Mr.
Branden believes that a person-
ally responsible camper is a hap-
py camper.
Try this, he urges: Look at an
area of your life where you're not
taking much responsibility; look
at an area of your life where you
are more responsible. "Will you
please tell me which area of your
life works better?" he asks.
Got it? Get it.
Now, as Dr. Laura would say,
"Go take on the day." E

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